The Ohio University women’s basketball team’s (8-9, 3-3 MAC) A game was not on full display Thursday evening in the James A Rhodes Arena. As a result, the Bobcats dropped a MAC matchup between them and the University of Akron Zips (9-8, 3-3 MAC) 80-56.
While Akron was able to get a 28-point effort out of senior guard Hanna Luburgh and two others to joined her in double digits, Ohio was only able to produce two double digit scorers, with redshirt sophomore guard Kat Yelle leading the team in scoring at 14 points and freshman guard Kiyanna Black pitching in with 13 points of her own.
Poor shooting and poor ball movement once again were a problem for the Bobcats as they went 15-64 (23.4%) from the field and only had 4 assisted baskets.
Numbers like these will not be good enough if the Lady Bobcats look to get off the slide and end what is now a two-game MAC losing streak. After allowing the Zips to shoot 45.3 % from the field and hit almost twice as many shots as they did for the contest, the Bobcats will have to dig deep and hope for better offensive efficiency which should help their defense. Their next chance at redemption will come Sunday at the Convocation Center, as the University of Toledo women’s basketball team comes to town.